Hot Summer

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Hot Summer

Welcome 2 America album artwork
from the album Welcome 2 America

single art for Hot Summer
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 7 June 2010 - 89.3 The Current online stream
Album(s): Welcome 2 America
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince and Morris Hayes
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Hot Summer is the fifth song of the tenth posthumous album Welcome 2 America released in 2021 (the first full previously-unreleased studio album of Prince material). The track premiered on Minnesota public radio station 89.3 The Current’s website on 7 June 2010, Prince’s 52nd birthday.

Hot Summer was released as the A-side of a 7" vinyl single distributed as cover mount with the August 2021 edition of Rolling Stone magazine in Germany in July 2021.

While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed to have been recorded in mid-March, 2010 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, amidst sessions that yielded material for the Welcome 2 America album that remained unissued during Prince’s lifetime, but was posthumously released in 2021.

The version on Welcome 2 America is a slightly different mix than was played on 89.3 The Current in 2010, with the prominent keyboard-line buried deeper in the mix.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-March 2010 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
March - April 2010 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs
Spring 2010 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional production by Morris Hayes
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Hot Summer 3:32 Welcome 2 America

Hot Summer single

Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Hot Summer 3:43 Debuted on 89.3 The Current Studio Slightly diffrent mix from Welcome 2 America version
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Hot Summer Studio Before additional production by Morris Hayes and vocal overdubs
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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